| Sep 21, 2009
Leon Kirchner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of expressive, rigorous, atonal yet romantic music, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in New York. He was 90.
A pianist and conductor as well as a composer, Kirchner stood somewhat...
| Aug 18, 2009
Carleen Hutchins, a violin maker who crafted some of the finest instruments of her time, invented new ones and, through science, came as close as anyone ever has to reproducing the venerated sound of the Stradivarius, died Aug. 7 at her home in Wolfeboro,...
| Mar 1, 2009
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Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...
| Mar 15, 2009
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
| Mar 13, 2005
Many of today's symphony orchestra instruments have been around for centuries. The violin, for instance, dates to the 1500s and as a result has an enormous repertoire spanning 450 years. The saxophone, by contrast, wasn't invented until the mid-19th...
| Jul 20, 2004
European regulators approved the merger of the music divisions of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann on Monday -- a move expected to trigger massive restructuring that could include the loss of more than 2,000 jobs.
The international deal still needs U.S....
| Aug 10, 2003
It began, unpromisingly, with music written to put you to sleep. But when the dashing 22-year-old Glenn Gould recorded a little-known piece Bach had come up with to soothe an aristocratic insomniac, the pianist's ecstatic, ferocious playing kick-started...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:45 PM
NBC won the past week with strong performances by “Sunday Night Football” and the season finale of “The Voice.” CBS won Wednesday night with a “Criminal Minds” repeat and the Kennedy Center Honors. Isn't nice when great...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
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| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Gus Crow wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the hourlong program Thursday by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Except for the obvious, of course: The 13-year-old expected to hear “awesome music.”
Gus was at Danville High School...